Papers on Climate Atmospheric Physics
Cloud feedback in atmospheric general circulation models: An update
Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
Copyright 1996 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012)
Volume 101, Issue D8, pages 12791–12794, 27 May 1996
How to Cite
1996), Cloud feedback in atmospheric general circulation models: An update, J. Geophys. Res., 101(D8), 12791–12794, doi:10.1029/96JD00822., et al. (
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 MAR 1996
- Manuscript Received: 2 NOV 1995
Six years ago, we compared the climate sensitivity of 19 atmospheric general circulation models and found a roughly threefold variation among the models; most of this variation was attributed to differences in the models' depictions of cloud feedback. In an update of this comparison, current models showed considerably smaller differences in net cloud feedback, with most producing modest values. There are, however, substantial differences in the feedback components, indicating that the models still have physical disagreements.